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Chevrolet Bolt Recall

Posted in On July 21, 2021

Consumer Alert: Chevy Bolt Recalled Due to Fire Risk

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) recently issued a consumer alert about the recall of certain model year Chevrolet Bolts due to a risk of fire hazard. According to the NHTSA, 2017-2019 Chevy Bolts are being recalled at this time, and owners are being urged to park them outside.

If you have one of these vehicles, make sure you park your car outside and away from your home or other structures. Make sure to park them away from structures immediately after charging too, and don’t leave them to charge overnight. This consumer alert applies to vehicles that have been “repaired” as well.

Fire Hazard with Defective Chevrolet Bolts

These defective vehicles were recalled in November of 2020, but the potential for unattended fire is very high, so the NHTSA is working to get the word out about parking these vehicles away from homes and structures. The fire risk occurs in the high-voltage battery pack underneath the backseat’s bottom cushion.

The defective cell pack can smoke and ignite internally, which can spread fire to the rest of the vehicle and cause surrounding areas, especially if parked in a garage or near a home, to go up in flames.

Park Your Bolt Outside, Even If It has Been Repaired

Currently, the NHTSA is advising that these vehicles should be parked outside and away from structures regardless of whether the interim or final recall repairs have been completed. The NHTSA is now aware of at least two recent incidents involving Chevy bolt EV fires in vehicles that received the recall remedy. An additional investigation is being conducted to find out what is going on with the remedy.

Injuries and Accidents Caused by Defective Auto Parts

After any kind of injury or accident involving a recalled vehicle, it’s a good idea to speak with a Personal Injury lawyer about your case. Since it can take months or longer for investigations to get conducted and recalls to get initiated, it’s also important to report any suspicious accident causes to the NHTSA and your vehicle’s manufacturer.

If you have been injured or if you have lost a loved one due to a motor vehicle collision caused by a defective vehicle, call the experts at Daniels & Scriven, P.C., (720) 863-6006 or contact us at